TODAY'S #ThrowbackThursday takes a look at the standard picture pose for new Saints signings in the 80s and 90s.

It was always scarf out, and a smile in front of the iconic St Helens RFC signage emblazoned on the paddock wall beneath the main stand.

And so it was for short-term signing from Canterbury Bankstown Jarrod McCracken, who enjoyed an off-season spell in 1992-93 at Knowsley Road.

Although his time here was short - with five tries from just 21 games - his full throttle running and big hitting tackling technique ensured he not only became an immediate crowd favourite but remained a talked-about player long after he had returned to Belmore.

With his distinctive long blond mane flowing, the Kiwi three-quarter never took a backward step, typified by his two games against Wigan that year; the Lancashire Cup final and the Boxing Day victory, both played in front of a raucous Knowsley Road crowd.

He flitted between wing and centre in Mike McClennan's team and Saints sorely missed him when he returned to Australia - losing the title to Wigan on points difference.

A frequent Kiwi test player, McCracken went on to play for Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers, where his career was ended by the effects of a spear tackle.